Since we had ham for Thanksgiving I thought I would make my mom's ham loaf with the leftovers, saving the ham bone and some hom for soup later on. This was always good for sandwiches when cold too; or mix with a little pickle relish and salad dressing for a spread...so many things can be made with this ground ham. Can also fill mushroom caps, use to fill squash, make croquets, pinwheels, even dip.....I hope you try one of these ideas,..
1Heat oven to 350^. Grind the cooked ham to make 4 cups unpacked.
In a glass loaf dish melt the margarine in microwave; and then sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the margarine..
2Evenly spread or spoon the pineapple over the sugar or use 3 pineapple rings in a row.
3In a medium bowl combine the ground ham,eggs, onion, crumbs, seasonings, and reserved juice.
Put the well mixed ham into the loaf dish and pat down evenly.
4Bake for 30 minutes covered with foil. Then remove foil and bake for 25 more minutes. Remove from oven and let set 10 minutes..Run a knife around the sides of the ham; place a platter over the loaf and turn upside down . Serve with oven fries and sweet potatoes .